I got out of the hospital today and I'm out at My Aunts house for the recovery process. What was suppose to be a 3 day stay ended up being 5 days with the first 4 being the most painful and pain I have ever felt. My tolerance is so high with medication it took 4 days to get the pain under any reasonable control. I had to have a Cather put in three times because I could not urinate. That put so much pressure on my spine that I went into 2 anxiety attacks and started hyperventilating because of the pain. I was on the demerol pain pump for 4 days with no pain relief, which gave 10 mg every 10 minutes. They would then give 50 Mg through the IV with no relief. I cant even remember how many different drugs I was given to relief the pain. After the last anxiety attack My NS was there and finally ordered Oxycontin (20 mg) which was a little effective and then she ordered the highest dose allowed within 12 hours, which is 80 mg. That was the trick that finally worked and I asked to be discharged. The night before My NS asked if I wanted to be discharged and I said no. I'm glad I picked her as She left it up to Me to be discharged. I still have a Cather in for another week, which is kinda cool cause I dont ever feel the need to urinate (haha). So as of now Im on 80 mg every 12 hours, percocet's for breakthrough pain, Valium to help Me sleep, some kind of muscle relaxer and finally flomax for the urinating problem. But Im alive and I thank God for that.